Hammer Picks Up Rights To Ian Fried’s “Gaslight”

Hammer is basking in the glow of the success of The Woman In Black, heading into week two in theaters to the tune of over $22mil so far. In the wake of that success comes the announcement that the legendary studio has picked up the rights to Gaslight, a dark thriller from the pen of Ian Fried. The plot reads a little like James McTeigue’s The Raven, but instead of Poe helping investigators with murders based on his work, it is Jack the Ripper lending a hand.

Press Release:

Iconic production company Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, has acquired the rights to Gaslight, an original screenplay written by newcomer Ian Fried, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media. Hammer will develop and produce Gaslight for the big screen.

The screenplay
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